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Researching contemporary popular cinema cultures - for FL5005 Popular Cinema and Culture, Bath Spa University, UK
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Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?

Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People? | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar, did so for her role in Gone With the Wind as Mammy in 1939.
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Occupy Star Wars

Occupy Star Wars | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Is it a manifesto or indictment of the Occupy movement? Many viewers and commentators asked this question about The Dark Knight Rises. The question is sound but it was posed about the wrong movie.
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Is it time to rethink The Phantom Menace...?

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Hayao Miyazaki meets Moebius!

A talk by Mr. Hayao Miyazaki and Mr.Moebius(comic artist)
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An interesting discussion between Miyazaki and Moebius (French bande dessiné [comic book] artist)

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Pixar Commercial: Listerine "Arrows" (1994)

1994 commercial created by Pixar. Directed by Jan Pinkava (Geri's Game & Ratatouille). Produced by Darla K. Anderson (Monsters, Inc, Cars, Toy Story 3). This...
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Some 18 years before 'Brave' - and whilst 'Toy Story' (1995) must have been still in production, Pixar were practising with bows and arrows...!

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Video Game Combines the Worlds of Disney

Video Game Combines the Worlds of Disney | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
The Walt Disney Company has long maintained rigid walls between its character and movie franchises, but a new game is tearing them down.
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Note passing reference in article to Disney Interactive's failure to turn a profit.

 

Some possibly interesting debates about access and copyright here...

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Quentin Tarantino's Star Wars

"All the fun of the classic space opera, with the hip pop culture-speak and violence of Tarantino. All played out on the web with Star Wars action figures ...

 

An all-time classic of Star Wars fan films - more available at Evan Mather's website... 

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Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)

Joe Nicolosi recorded his friend Amanda as she retells the story from the tiny amount shes seen with hilarious results.

 

This fan film won the Atom Films 'George Lucas' award in 2009 ( I think). We'll be using it in class tomorrow because it's so good!

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WHAT IF "STAR WARS: EPISODE I" WAS GOOD? (Belated Media)

What if "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was good? This is both a review and a hypothetical. Click to tweet: http://clicktotweet.com/5EH2b I post th...

 

Thanks to Tom for this one - one of many fan reworkings of the plot for Phantom Menace... This one is credible enough, and includes the line: 'the Trade Federation is really fucking shit up in Naboo...'

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Star Wars rumours swirl as Lucasfilm chief hints at ambitious plans

Star Wars rumours swirl as Lucasfilm chief hints at ambitious plans | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Reports that Disney wants to make 'two or three films a year' fuel speculation about scope of Star Wars saga's revival...

 

 

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The Official James Bond 007 Fragrance Website

The Official James Bond 007 Fragrance Website | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Have you tried the new James Bond 007 fragrance for men yet? Here is the print ad shot by Bond photographer Greg Williams.

 

Finally got to see Skyfall over the weekend - the fragrance ad the preceded the film struck me as much more in line with Brosnan era Bond... But then what does a Brosnan-Bond smell like...!? 

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South Bank Show - James Bond Special featuring Sean Connery and Daniel Craig (part 1 of 5)

A South Bank Show special from 2006, looking at the Bond phenomenon. Featuring in-depth interviews with Sean Connery and Daniel Craig.

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The Queen Sequence - Opening Ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games

- Highlights from the Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympic Games. -- 27 July 2012 Every two years, the world's finest athletes gather at the Olympic Ga...
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Skyfall – Peter Bradshaw review

Skyfall – Peter Bradshaw review | cinema cultures | Scoop.it

Judi Dench takes centre stage, and 007 faces a terrifying blond-off with Javier Bardem, in a supremely enjoyable 50th-anniversary outing, writes Peter Bradshaw.

 

The Guardian, 26 October 2012

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Do They Ever Make Movies About Women? A Mathematical Analysis From 1989–2013

Do They Ever Make Movies About Women? A Mathematical Analysis From 1989–2013 | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
(Spoiler: no.)
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Home - Star Warsy

“The latest news on everything in the Star Wars Universe.”
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Prepare for an onslaught of SW 'stuff'...
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Paperman - Full Animated Short Film

Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes th...
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Thanks for Kasia for this one!

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Gary Busey Wants To Discuss Hobbits And Hobbitism With You

Gary Busey Wants To Discuss Hobbits And Hobbitism With You | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
When he's not working, Busey is pondering some of life's more confounding questions, like what's the deal with hobbits?
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Weird find of the week... Actor Gary Busey knows something about Hobbits! 

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Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York

Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Christopher Moloney photographs screen-grabbed movie stills against the city landscape.
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An interesting variation on a familar composite photo/location theme - with an good one from The Dark Knight Rises! Worth checking the original Tmblr blog - http://philmfotos.tumblr.com/ - to see if there are any others relating to our project films...

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Vader Sessions

Torn by good & evil and an incestuous love affair, a lonely and depraved Darth Vader has a nervous breakdown. This is by far the FUNNIEST thing ever made thi...

 

The Vader Sessions by akjak is another favourite SW fan film...

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The Hobbit: what's the gross-factor as film-goers complain of sickness?

The Hobbit: what's the gross-factor as film-goers complain of sickness? | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
Early reports suggest that Peter Jackson's take on the Tolkien tale triggers nausea. So which other films have faced similar criticism – and how did they fare at the box office?

 

Thanks @miriamruthross for the link!

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The Avengers and the Multi-Film Franchise [May 7-11, 2012] | In Media Res

The Avengers and the Multi-Film Franchise [May 7-11, 2012] | In Media Res | cinema cultures | Scoop.it

Just recommended to our own 'Avengers'(!) - but thought this might be useful for thinking about popualr film franchises more generally... 

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VIDEO ESSAY: Growing up a Bond Girl

VIDEO ESSAY: Growing up a Bond Girl | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
I am a woman, a feminist, and a hardcore James Bond fan; I've even written a book on the Bond movies. But when I meet fellow fans, they are often startled that a woman is among them.

 

A video essay on the pleasures andf fantasies of identifying with the 'Bong Girl' - including the best line ever about 'Diamonds Are Forever': 'even gayer!'

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GQ does James Bond!

GQ does James Bond! | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
All the latest coverage of James Bond 007 on GQ.com, including the latest film Skyfall and the 50th anniversary of Ian Fleming's franchise...

 

Note GQ's editorial priorities in its Bondathon coverage of 'Skyfall' release.

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James Bond on location: 007 holiday destinations– in pictures

James Bond on location: 007 holiday destinations– in pictures | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
To mark the release of Skyfall and celebrate half a century of Bond movies, Abigail Flanagan lists her pick of film locations for a 007-inspired holiday...

 

Compare with Toby Miller's reading of Bond holidays in 'Cinema studies doesn't matter...'

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The Skyfall's the limit on James Bond marketing

The Skyfall's the limit on James Bond marketing | cinema cultures | Scoop.it
From Heineken to the Olympics, the producers of the 23rd Bond movie have exploited every possible brand connection, writes Guy Lodge...
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